Narrow down by keywords: Civil society, Latin America and the Caribbean
- Junto con los niños: street children in Mexico
A notable absentee from the ten-point action plan set out by the 1990 World Summit for Children was the issue of street children. Yet such children are a common sight in cities of the developing world, and live in some of the most extreme conditions of po ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Menchú Tum, Stoll, and martyrs of solidarity
Civil society and grassroots campaigns are increasingly affecting foreign policy. Some of these campaigns are driven by solidarity groups in the North, who are in solidarity with a struggle in the South. This paper looks at the role of the martyr as a mot ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- The Struggle for Water in Peru: Comedy and Tragedy in the Andean Commons
Author: Trawick, Paul B. Publisher: Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2 ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49
- Decentralisation and NGO-municipal government collaboration in Ecuador
Decentralisation, or the transfer of decision-making power and funds from central to local governments, is one of the most important reform movements in Latin America. Recent constitutional changes in Ecuador have contributed to the democratisation and em ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:46
- Guatemala: uncovering the past, recovering the future
The author gives a personal view of her experiences in Guatemala in 1995, when she met with human-rights workers coping with the aftermath, and ongoing trauma, of the 36-year war. She describes the fear and disruption brought about by so many years of mil ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Drawing Development: Analysing local understandings of development in three Andean communities
This article shows how local understandings of development can be researched empirically by reference to experiences presented from three drawing workshops performed with children in the Ayacucho region in the Peruvian Andes. The children were asked to dr ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Struggles for memory and social-justice education in Latin America
Popular-education programmes conducted by social movements are reshaping politics and education in Latin America. Negotiating with governments, they promote social justice while educationally challenging 'neo-liberal' educational standardisation. Moving ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-06-23 14:58
- The Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade: how lasting were its benefits?
In 1981, Nicaragua was awarded UNESCO's Nadezhda K Krupskaya prize in recognition of the success of the 1980 National Literacy Crusade (CNA) through which, it was claimed, three quarters of the country's illiterate had been taught to read and write. This ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- NGOs and multi-layered management of protected resources in Belize and Malaysia
Constrained largely by lack of resources – technical, financial, legal, and/or administrative – governments in developing countries often create multi-layered management structures to regulate and monitor protected resources. Such structures are created w ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Transforming public space: a local radio’s work in a poor urban community
Among processes towards democratisation, it has been asserted that alternative radio has a central role in the citizen making of the poor. However, it is important to analyse in detail what possibilities an alternative or citizens’ radio has to st ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 11:33